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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3774–3778

Finite aperture optical scintillometer for profiling wind and C n 2

G. R. Ochs and Ting-i Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3774-3778 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003774


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Abstract

A new optical technique is described for measuring the path profiles of crosswind and of a refractive-index structure parameter C n 2 along a line-of-sight path. Different sizes of transmitters and receivers are used to control the path-weighting function so that it will peak at different path locations. Various linear combinations of these measurements yield the path profile of crosswind and C n 2. A prototype instrument has been built and tested. Experimental results show good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

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G. R. Ochs and Ting-i Wang, "Finite aperture optical scintillometer for profiling wind and Cn2," Appl. Opt. 17, 3774-3778 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-23-3774


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